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Discounted member tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 800-262-0695, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm ET, Monday through Friday. First admittance to the Aquarium is at 10 a.m. with last admittance at 6 p.m.; Aquarium closes at 8 p.m.

Instructions to purchase online tickets after you click 'BUY TICKETS' button:

1. Select attraction.
2. Choose date & time of visit.
3. Select number of child & adult tickets & add to shopping cart.


  4. Click "continue shopping" to add other attraction tickets.
5. There will be a $1 per Aquarium ticket and a $1 transaction fee.
6. Discounts for Combo or Triple Value Package will appear at checkout.
  CHILD (ages 3-12)
Includes both River Journey & Ocean Journey buildings
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  IMAX 3D Theater (one 45 min. movie)
Dolphins & Whales 3D or Under the Sea 3D
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 River Gorge Explorer
Excursions last 2 hours. Please allow 10 minutes for loading and disembarking. Click here for more details >>
(under age
3 is $18)
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  Aquarium/IMAX Discount Combo
Aquarium & one IMAX movie
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  Aquarium/River Gorge Explorer Combo
Aquarium & 2 hour boat excursion
(under age
3 is $18)
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  Aquarium / IMAX/ River Gorge Explorer Combo
Aquarium, one IMAX movie & 2 hour boat excursion

(under age
3 is $18)
  IMAX/River Gorge Explorer Combo
One IMAX movie & 2 hour boat excursion
(under age
3 is $18)
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  Triple Value Triple Value Package
Aquarium, one 45 min.IMAX movie and Creative Discovery Museum. Children age 2 will pay $7.95 at Creative Discovery Museum's ticket window. Under 2 free.

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  Aquarium / IMAX/ River Gorge Explorer/   CDM Combo
Aquarium, one 45 min.IMAX movie, 2 hour boat excursion and Creative Discovery Museum. Children age 2 will pay $7.95 at Creative Discovery Museum's ticket window. Under 2 free.
(under age
3 is $18)
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  Behind the Scenes Tours
Dive into the inner workings of the Aquarium (Children must be 10 years or older. Takes about 1 hours.)
NOTE: Tour schedule is altered during spring break to twice daily. See Spring Break Safaris March 13 - April 19 for deatils.
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All tickets sold online are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • After entering your credit card info your e-ticket will be sent to the e-mail address you provide.
  • Or you may pick up your tickets at the Aquarium's ticketing center. Go straight into the Ticketing Center where your tickets will be waiting for you in the "will call" section (the first counter in the Aquarium's ticketing center).
  • Become a Tennessee Aquarium Member and get express entry and unlimited Aquarium visits all year long, plus discounts on IMAX movies and Gift Shop purchases.
  • If there are more than nine adults and nine children in your party, contact the Group Sales Department or call 800-262-0695 for discounts and reservations.
  • There's a $1 per Aquarium ticket surcharge and a $1 per order handling fee for online tickets. All credit card info is submitted via a secure server.
  • "Off-line" tickets may be purchased at either the Aquarium ticketing center or IMAX Theater box office. To purchase tickets by phone, call 800-262-0695.
  • Need help? or call 800-262-0695, ext 4015.

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